Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Ready Again

Its been a while, a long while. I think my last post was way back in november.
I have missed blogging, but needed a break from it, not from you guys though.
I have been secretly stalking your blogs, cause I just couldn't stay away from them.
All that beautiful inspiration is way too important to me.

I decided to put away blogging in december as my lovely dad
passed away a few days before christmas, I just didn't have the heart 
to share for quite some time. We miss him a great deal, but 
life does go on, it keeps moving, changing & living.

I haven't been crafting very much, just wee bits here & there.
Wee bits I nonetheless enjoyed making.
Let me share just some

A pretty blanket for Lauren
Some cute lil coasters......nice & easy
Cushions for my sofa & one for my bed
Simple, relaxing, no hassle pieces.
Pieces that hook up while sipping hot chocolate
& chilling on my couch.
I have enjoyed taking it easy but am dying to get 
back to full swing again.

My younger brother Andrew & his wife Layla are expecting
their first baby in May, I am itching to make baby stuff.......lots 
of baby stuff.
First up is a quilt from this fabric

They don't know the sex.....want to be surprised, so I have to keep 
colours as neutral as possible. 
Really like these though & can't wait to start
Will post as I create 

I am so happy to be back & will start leaving comments again 
 on your spaces.....just so you'll know how much 
I love what you say & do
See you again soon
Lots of love Karen x


  1. Lovely to see you back! So sorry to hear of your dads passing. It's never easy to cope with at any time, but around big occasions is just that much harder. Taking a break from blogging is sometimes essential I think. It puts things into perspective and reminds you that real life is much more important to be focusing on. You have been making some lovely crafty items. It's such a soother isn't it?

    Have a super rest of a week

    Vanessa xxx

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I am a new follower to your blog and just found you today. Your colors are wonderful and your crafty makes recently are just as great. I look forward to revisiting and seeing the baby project.


  3. I am very soorry for ur loss...May his soul rest in peace...
    I really missed ur posts...glad you're back...crochet and sewing are the best medicine ;)
    Sending you kisses and love
    Angie from Le monde de Sucrette

  4. I know your heart is heavy with the loss of your dad but you've managed to create some lovely things. I adore those pillows!

  5. Welcome back. So sorry to hear about your Dad but lovely news about a new niece or nephew. I bet you can't wait to make loads of baby things! xx

  6. Lovely to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your dad. My blog posts are very sporadic these days. Love your recent makes. xxxxxx

  7. Love your crochet, it's great to see you back!
    So sad about your Dad, it must have been tough during the holidays. Take care.
    Lynne xx

  8. I'm happy to see you back, Karen! I'm so sorry about you dad.

    Your crochet makes are all just beautiful. Love the white blanket, and LOVE the cream and purple pillows. Is that just the back of the petal pillows, or is that the front? I love them as shown! Do you have the pattern or can you point me to it?

  9. Lovely to see you are back again, Karen! I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your Dad, and send you and your family my condolences.
    All your crochet is beautiful, such gorgeous projects. And your new quilt fabrics look very sweet.
    Helen xox

  10. Hello Karen, It's so lovely to hear from you and would like to say how sorry I am to hear of your Dad's passing. It's certainly not an easy time. I'm glad you have found snatches of time where you felt like crafting and making a quilt for a new baby is something that will bring you joy. Take care.
    Anne xx

  11. Lively to see you back again Karen and I am sorry to read if your Dad's passing before Christmas. Thank you for leaving your lovely comment on my blog. Happy baby crafting and I love your coasters and cushions, big hugs, Margie ❤️

  12. It's lovely to see you back Karen and it's always a treat to see your latest gorgeous projects!
    So sorry though to read that you have lost your dear dad...these are difficult times when quiet moments are important..x
    I love your pretty crochet cushion and the fabrics for your baby quilt are gorgeous...x
    Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

  13. Wonderful to see you are back Karen. Very sorry indeed to hear of the loss of your father.! Difficult times for you I'm sure but the anticipation and thrill of a babe on its way can but help to overcome the sad moments, I hope. Looking forward to seeing that quilt and lots of lovely baby makes!

    keep well

    Amanda x